|Me and Erin|
Sunday, Erin and I met up with two other girls for a nice 37-mile ride (with a lot of climbing) out of Sunol. Three of us first went up Kilkare then joined up with the fourth one and went up Calaveras to the wall and back. It was the first nice day we have had in a *long* time.
|Karen, Me, Erin & Kathryn|
This morning I rode up and over Palomares and back again with two girls from my group. It was 20 miles but as locals know, it's a tough 20 miles.
|Soraya, Me, Amy|
What does this all mean?
Our main event is here! We have all trained hard over the past 11 weeks. We have hit milestones on some rides, climbed hills we'd never dreamed we could or would. We rode in very cold temperatures and it's safe to say we never over-heated. We learned how to ride in a pace line, how to draft and conserve our energy. We know to point out hazards and how to communicate everything from a car coming in either direction to if we're slowing, stopping or rolling. Many friendships have been formed and future rides together have already been planned and paid for.
|Altamont/Patterson Pass ride, March 10|
Cinderella Challenge, 2011 - here we come. Saturday morning we will be meeting at 6:30 so we can all be ready to roll at 7:00. Woohoo! Wish us luck.
03/23 - 45 minutes bike trainer, Body Pump class, 1.35 mile walk
03/24 - 60 minutes bike trainer
03/25 - 3 mile run
03/26 - 1 mile walk
03/27 - 1.25 mile walk, 37 mile bike ride, 1.5 mile walk
03/28 - 4 mile run, Body Pump class
03/29 - 1.65 mile walk, 1.5 mile walk
03/30 - 1 mile walk, Body Pump class, 2 mile run
03/31 - 20 mile bike ride